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close this bookBasic Husbandry Practices and Veterinary Care (IIRR, 1996, 60 p.)
View the documentForeword
View the documentBody parts of farm animals
View the documentNames of farm animals
View the documentFarm animals and their young
View the documentLivestock production
View the documentReproduction of poultry
View the documentBreeding
View the documentCare of calves and kids at birth
View the documentCare of piglets
View the documentFeeding orphaned animals
View the documentNutrition
View the documentDeworming
View the documentVaccination
View the documentCastration
View the documentHoof trimming
View the documentDehorning
View the documentClipping milk teeth of piglets
View the documentDisinfection of pen and equipment
View the documentWaste management and disposal
View the documentPesticides

Waste management and disposal

Dispose animal wastes properly to control diseases and to prevent air and water pollution. Apply livestock and poultry manure as fertilizer for crops and grasses.

Animal waste has several benefits:

- Nutrients are added to the soil.
- Soil cultivation is improved.
- The water-holding capacity of the soil is improved.
- Soil erosion through wind and water is lessened.

Among animal manure, poultry droppings have the highest commercial and nutritive value because of their high nitrogen content, needed by plants.

Another use of chicken manure

Farmers in Bulalo, Cavite, Philippines, apply chicken manure around newly sown seeds and planted seedlings to ward off field mice. The manure of other animals can also fertilize the soil; but only chicken manure can prevent mice from destroying seeds and seedlings.

Another use of chicken manure

Disposal of carcasses

Dispose of animal carcasses properly to prevent the spread of infections and diseases.

Suggested precautions

- Cover dead animals immediately, so insects arid other animals will not feed on them prior to proper disposal.

- Never deposit carcasses on or near streams.

- Dig a hole 6 feet deep, right beside the carcass. Roll the dead animal into the hole.

- Sprinkle large amounts of lime, wood ash or kerosene over the carcass then fill in the hole with soil.

- Protect the area from stray dogs which might carry away parts of the carcass and spread disease. Cover with stones or logs to prevent dogs from digging up the carcass.

Disposal of carcasses